David A. Garfinkel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Garfinkel Family Law
 | 3490 Piedmont Rd NE, Suite 1150
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-939-5983
Fax: 404-237-5757
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

David A. Garfinkel is a member of Levine Smith Snider & Wilson, LLC, as an of counsel attorney for the firm, representing clients in numerous areas of family law. He handles cases in the Atlanta, Georgia, metropolitan area, as well as in Sandy Springs, Fulton and DeKalb counties and throughout North Georgia.

Mr. Garfinkel also is a sole practioner in the Jacksonville, Florida, firm Garfinkel Family Law, LLC. 

Mr. Garfinkel has more than three decades of experience in such topics as complex divorce disputes; high-asset property division; spousal support (alimony); child custody, visitation and support; paternity; and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. His experience and reputation have given him the opportunity to lecture on family law issues at numerous legal seminars and continuing legal education forums.

After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in 1973, from The University of Georgia, Mr. Garfinkel received his Master of Public Administration in 1975, from the same institution. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law - Samford University in 1982. Mr. Garfinkel is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

His commitment to the highest legal standards and exemplary customer service have earned Mr. Garfinkel numerous awards and recognitions, including the top peer review rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. It is important to Mr. Garfinkel to remain active in the legal community. He belongs to numerous bars and associations, and he has served as chair of the Family Law Section of The Jacksonville Bar Association and on the Marital and Family Law Certification committee for The Florida Bar.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About David Garfinkel

Admitted: 2013, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.lsswlaw.com/david-a-garfinkel/

Honors/Awards:

  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2020 Georgia Super Lawyers  2015-2018 Best Lawyers in America 2015-2018 Georgia Top 100 Lawyers  
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Hernandez Professionalism Award, "Family Lawyer of the Year," Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, 2006
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2009, 2012-2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Past Chairman
  • The Florida Bar, Equitable Distribution Committee, Co-Chairman, 2010-2011
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Council
  • State Bar of Georgia, 2013
  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, Organizational Committee, Founding Member Master of the Bench
  • The Florida Bar, Fourth Judicial Circuit Parenting Plan Drafting Committee, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Secretary, 2011-2012
  • Alabama
  • The Florida Bar, Equitable Distribution Committee, Vice Chairman, 2008-2009
  • Florida

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Group Workshop Leader, Advanced Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop, Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Florida Family Law and Practice, authored by Judge Renee Goldenberg
  • Moderator, "The Shield and the Sword: Protecting Yourself and Your Client in the Practice of Family Law," CLE Presentation, The Florida Bar Family Law Section, Tampa, Florida, October 12, 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of Georgia, B.A., 1973
  • University of Georgia, M.P.A., 1975
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Office Location for David A. Garfinkel

3490 Piedmont Rd NE
Suite 1150
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-939-5983

Fax: 404-237-5757

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Last Updated: 11/12/2019

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